Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Given that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and trustworthy site without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL shall function in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.