Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the shared web hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work as you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.