Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might 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 income if additional money should be spent. That's 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
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each shared website hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.