Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a 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 on. Any info they enter 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. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When 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 buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.