SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the information which customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and will make it more inviting to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as 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, irrespective if you get it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't display.