Shared SSL IP
What is a shared SSL IP? How to install an SSL certificate on this type of an IP?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way rather than inputting your domain inside the web browser URL bar.