Shared SSL IP
What's a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on this kind of an IP?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big profits 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single web hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.