If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud 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 package we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to select 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 set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything manually. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.