If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, 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 real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. As our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra cash for that.