Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting packages, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending more money for that.