If you wish to protect the info 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 info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting packages, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a secure and reliable site without spending extra money for that.