SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by making use of our services since our cloud web 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 could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud web hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.