Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you get an SSL from our company or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the information which your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.