Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than typing your domain inside the browser URL bar.