If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt 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 literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, 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 Cloud Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable site without having to spend extra money for that.