Shared SSL IP
What's a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on such an IP?
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 secure the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting packages, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Given that our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically once it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a secure and reliable Internet site without spending more money for that.