SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the info that customers submit on an Internet site. 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 info, the data shall 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 raise the safety of your site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the capital, you can avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services since 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase 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 function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way rather than inputting your domain in the browser URL bar.