Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud web hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is quite easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel certain that their info will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.