Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to inputting your domain inside the web browser URL bar.