If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, 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 real content, thus 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 an assurance that the information is protected. Usually 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 shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, 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 Shared Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could 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, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and trustworthy site without spending more money for that.