If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, 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 Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.