If you want to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain in the browser URL bar.