Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data 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 individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.