Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, 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 reason why we've 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 Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it this way instead of typing your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL via our enterprise or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the data which your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we 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 as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.