SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small 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 could avoid the added expense by making use 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
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.