SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and will make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're 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 as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.