If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information 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 cost may matter in case you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the website hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option 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, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the website shall not display.