SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the data which customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they input their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you can 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the shared web hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain in a web browser, the site shall not appear.