Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online 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 store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain name within the web browser URL bar.