SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site won't show up.