Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every hosting solution which we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP 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 other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser won't open your site.