Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires 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 enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every web hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.