SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's normally required for the SSL installation. If you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the added 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.