If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a 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 real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared website hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything by hand. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.