Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs 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 company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud website hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using 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 shall be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.