Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

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

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will function in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser shall not open your website.