Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve 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 content 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. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way instead of typing your domain within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting service and the setup takes merely 2 clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you get an SSL from our company or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the data which your visitors submit, so your site will be secure without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of entering your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.