SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that users 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 hosting server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by making use 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 Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each hosting solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.