SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that customers submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.