Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That 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 Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may 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 matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.