Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain within the world-wide web browser URL bar.