If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, 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
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not display.