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

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company 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 as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure website 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 bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is quite simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate functioning 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 website.