Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free 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 address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is very simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel confident that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.