If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will 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, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain 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 a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way as opposed to entering your domain name in the web browser URL bar.