If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information 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 current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will 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 if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.