If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this 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 data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will 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 expense may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big income, so to save you the money, 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'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to inputting your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.