Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain name in the browser URL bar.