Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not 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 income if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.