Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is really easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.