Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Shared Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you order 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 feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way instead of inputting your domain inside the web browser URL bar.