SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your website and shall make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services as 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'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you could protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.