SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information which clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire goods and services online and they enter their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the site shall not appear.