Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is extremely simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secured and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.