SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the information that users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and will make it more attractive to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. If you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the website shall not show up.