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

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a protected and trustworthy website without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated service and the setup takes only two clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.