Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every web hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.