Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your site.