Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Shared Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few 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 do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and trustworthy site without having to spend extra money for that.