If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure 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 literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The proper 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 protected in the same exact way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.