If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a 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 present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't 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.