If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients 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 expense may matter if 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 website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name within the browser URL bar.