Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this feature you can protect the information of your clients and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.