If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically 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 data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make 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 shall be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange 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 only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.