SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services since our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data that the visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.