Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable site without spending extra money for that.