If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info 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 current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that 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 Cloud Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting packages, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without spending more money for that.