Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as 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 packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way instead of typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this 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 with no action needed on your end, and thus any info that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your website.