Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the website hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.