SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the info that users submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way instead of entering your domain inside the web browser URL bar.