SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that clients submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every web hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.