Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely 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 installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.