SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info which clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the website will not appear.