Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details 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 shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the site will not display.