If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will 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, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big profit, 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 Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.