If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data 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 cost may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, 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
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need 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 feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.