Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big profits 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way rather than inputting your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you order an SSL via our enterprise or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the data your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way rather than inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.