Shared SSL IP
Learn what a shared SSL IP is and exactly how you can use one to instantly set up an SSL certificate.
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it might 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 reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.