Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a secure and trustworthy site without having to spend extra cash for that.