Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the info of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.