Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits 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 Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so 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 can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. As our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy website without spending more money for that.