Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each hosting package we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.