If you want to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. 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 if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.