SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the data which users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way instead of typing your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.