Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way instead of entering your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely a couple of clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL via our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encrypts the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain. In addition, we 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 instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.