If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they will 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, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big income, so to save you the money, 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 could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.