Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting plan you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the website will not show up.