If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually 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 info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information 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 in case you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, 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 Shared Web Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting plans, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a secure and trustworthy website without having to spend more money for that.