Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which 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've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting packages, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable Internet site without spending more money for that.