If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way as opposed to inputting your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.