Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store 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 known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name in the web browser URL bar.