Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you could protect the information of your customers and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.