Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will 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 may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable site without having to spend extra cash for that.