Shared SSL IP
What's a shared SSL IP? How can you install an SSL certificate on this kind of an IP?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, 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 is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way instead of typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.