Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable website without spending extra money for that.