Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting packages, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and reliable website without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, and so any information that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your site.