Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Cloud Website Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a risk-free and reliable site without having to spend more money for that.