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 secure the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. 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 that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within a browser will not open your website.