If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will 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, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't 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
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us 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 could also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.