Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can 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 shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will perform in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within a web browser will not open your Internet site.