If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. 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 when you run a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, so to save you the funds, 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 that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.