Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any information that website visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your website.