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 that 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 data, 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 real content, thus 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 shall be an assurance that the info is secure. 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 if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the cash, 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
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain within the world-wide web browser URL bar.