Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, 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 exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and trustworthy website without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just two clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you order an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encodes the information that your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.