Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 Shared Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way instead of entering your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.