Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.