Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and trustworthy website without spending extra cash for that.