Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website will not display.