Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting solution which we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any client will feel confident that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.