Shared SSL IP
What is a shared SSL IP? How to install an SSL certificate on this kind of an IP?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the website shall not display.