Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a risk-free and reliable site without spending more money for that.