Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data 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 input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely 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 installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Hosting

Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Given that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically once it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy Internet site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their data will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.