Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information that the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel certain that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper 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 website.