If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a site 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 existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, 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 Cloud Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site won't show up.