Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will 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 income if additional money should be spent. This 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

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secured and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.