If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee 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, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting plans, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you could 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 configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's 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 site without having to spend more money for that.