Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. 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 details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will perform in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a browser shall not open your website.