Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is incredibly basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.