Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web 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 shop which does not generate big earnings 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting solutions, you can easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.