If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore 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 will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web store, 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 Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting plan which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the site won't appear.