Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online 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 store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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