SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your site and shall make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as 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 Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.