Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.