Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the site 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 needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, 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. That's the key 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every web hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The sole 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 instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.