Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting package which we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.