Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Shared Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared web hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the info of your customers and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.