Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've 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 Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name within the browser URL bar.