If you wish to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain inside the web browser URL bar.