Shared SSL IP
Learn what a shared SSL IP is and in what ways you could use one to easily set up an SSL certificate.
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting
packages, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of 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 don't have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Given that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra cash for that.