Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared web hosting plan
you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name
in an Internet browser, the site shall not display.