If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info 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 existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name within the browser URL bar.