If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person 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, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter when you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared website hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when 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 manually. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.