SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information which users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your website and shall make it more attractive to customers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If 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 far better use for the capital, you can avoid the added 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 Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable site without spending extra cash for that.