Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the Internet site won't appear.