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 clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall 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 may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single web hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.