Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your Internet 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 will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the shared hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the website won't appear.