Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's 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 Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.