If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the site won't show up.