Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've 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 Shared Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.