If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual 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 actual content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. 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 when 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 cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than inputting your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.