Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big earnings 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and trustworthy site without spending extra cash for that.