If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate 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
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting plan 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 Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the site shall not appear.