If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, 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
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose 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 address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way rather than entering your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.