Ans :- SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer which is a protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet in secured way.

With a SSL certificate, you are able to encrypt data between the server and your clients. This is extremely useful on billing systems, contact forms, and e-commerce systems.

Your domain name will be assigned with a dedicated IP address. Whether you type in your URL or the numeric form of its IP address, both will bring you to the same domain.

Dedicated SSL certificate will be either created on secure URL which will look like https://domainname.com. The cheapest SSL certificate costs £5.00 per month which is inclusive of a dedicated IP address. If the certificate is purchased from some other provider then it will cost £2.00 per month or £20.00 per year for dedicated IP address.

Dedicated IP is essential for the SSL Certificates as the Secure URL accessed by a visitor gets encrypted with the public key which loads in visitors browser and the encrypted data is then decrypted on the web server using private key which remains stored in a hidden location on the server. Apache configuration file can maintain only one record for SSL certificate and Apache cannot share one certificate for multiple URLs unless the Certificate is a Wildcard SSL Certificate designed to work on multiple sub-domains of a single unique domain. One single SSL Certificate cannot work for multiple different domains. No one can sniff your data or decrypt your SSL secured data unless they manage to get your private key from the hidden location on the server.

inslyhost offers shared SSL on all its shared and reseller hosting plans. Shared SSL is installed on our servers hostname which would look like https://ourserver.inslyhost.com/~username/. If your visitors have no problem in submitting forms or billing information through such URL then there should be absolutely no problem for you to use our shared SSL Certificates for your secure URL requirements.