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 protect the information that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely 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, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any info the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.