Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they type in 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 individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. 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 which 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site won't appear.