SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they type in their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the hosting 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 consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way instead of entering your domain within the browser URL bar.