SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more attractive to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed 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 could find much better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by taking advantage 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 Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the Internet site will not show up.