SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that users 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 input their credit card details, 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 safety of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the site won't appear.