If you'd like to protect the data that 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 encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, 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 Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose 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 clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way instead of inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.