If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands 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 info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the website shall not display.