If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.