Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each shared website hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL via our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the info your visitors submit, so your site will be secure without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way instead of entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.