Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the website shall 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 requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the Internet site shall not display.