If you wish to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual 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 actual content, and so 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 will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site shall not display.