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 that's a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, 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 Cloud Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the site will not appear.