Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely 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, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big profits 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud website hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you could protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP irrespective if you order an SSL from our company or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way rather than entering your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.