Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way instead of inputting your domain in the browser URL bar.