Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely 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 means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared website hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.