Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing 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 online store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted 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 means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each website hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.