Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely 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, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked 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 shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.