Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Shared Web Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting packages, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't 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 specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically once it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a secure and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.