If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.