SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that users submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your website and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you can avoid the added expense by making use 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way as opposed to inputting your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.