Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only two clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you order an SSL via our enterprise or via a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without having to spend the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.