If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site 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 pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud 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 shall be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way instead of inputting your domain name in the web browser URL bar.