Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, 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. That is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable site without having to spend extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser shall not open your website.