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 using an SSL is to protect the data which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem 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 key reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud website hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site shall not display.