Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the site won't show up.