Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it is 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 Internet site without having to spend extra money for that.