If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is 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 shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in a web browser, the website will not display.