If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big profit, so to save you the cash, 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 will be able to use this option with all of our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow 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 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.