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 used to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, 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 Web Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting plans, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with only several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.