Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically 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 cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.