Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using 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 money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website won't appear.