SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your Internet site and will make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that 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 will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way instead of typing your domain name in the browser URL bar.