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 protect the data that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may 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 main 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way instead of entering your domain within the world-wide web browser URL bar.