SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data that clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy products and services online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your Internet site and will make it more attractive to clients, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that's typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the funds, you can avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services given 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name in the browser URL bar.