If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is 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 info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online 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 Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain name in the browser URL bar.