Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big income 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the shared website hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the website won't display.