Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way rather than entering your domain name in the browser URL bar.