Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have 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 Web Hosting

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

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes just two mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you order an SSL through our company or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the information that your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.