If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big income, 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.