If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between a site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will 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, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info 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 online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not 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.