Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Shared Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable Internet site without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.