If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way instead of typing your domain within the world-wide web browser URL bar.