Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not 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 earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we've 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the website shall not appear.