If you would like to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that 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 data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the data is secure. Typically 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 which does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.