Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and reliable Internet site without spending extra money for that.