Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting solutions, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a secure and trustworthy website without spending extra cash for that.