Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use 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 address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way rather than typing your domain in the world-wide web browser URL bar.