Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details 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 web presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Website Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every website hosting plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.