Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details 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 may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting plans, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a protected and reliable site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is really basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation 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 Internet site.