If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short 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 information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, 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 Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.