Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.