SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and will make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not show up.