If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, 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 Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big income, so to save you the funds, 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
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use 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 through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.