Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly 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 is the key 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.