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 secure the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.