If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud 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 employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked inside 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 will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site won't appear.