Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's 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 Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.