Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.