If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Typically 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 if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending extra money for that.