Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud website hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you can protect the info of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.