Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will 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 higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info your visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.