Shared SSL IP
Learn how you could install an SSL certificate devoid of a dedicated IP with the help of our Shared SSL IPs.
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the Internet site won't appear.