SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.