Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's 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 Website Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and reliable site without having to spend extra cash for that.