Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site will not appear.