If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when 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 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 Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way instead of entering your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.