If you would like to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will 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, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information 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 if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting plans, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact 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 site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and reliable site without having to spend more money for that.