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

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not 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 shall work in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is very simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.