Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall 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 presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the website hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the Internet site shall not show up.