Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name in the web browser URL bar.