Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue 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've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the shared website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the website won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.