Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting package that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to 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 Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is very easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.