Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud web hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select 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 install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.