Shared SSL IP
What's a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on this sort of an IP?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the website hosting plan
that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site will not display.