Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the shared hosting service
you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain
inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.