Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick 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 will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP 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 will be identical. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.