Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting solution 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 choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a secure site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.