Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain in a web browser, the site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel confident that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper performance 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 site.