Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order 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 function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to entering your domain inside the web browser URL bar.