If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info 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 authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, 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 Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting solution which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.