Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue 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's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the info of your clients and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL from our business or through a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the info that your visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.