Shared SSL IP
What is a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on this type of an IP?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly 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 income if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain within the browser URL bar.