If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your 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 a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is protected. 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 in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big income, 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 Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.