Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have 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 can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this feature you could protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll 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 website shall be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.