SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.