Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall 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 online presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a secure and trustworthy Internet site without having to spend more money for that.