If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, 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 real content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information 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 cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.