Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your website.