Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is 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 which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires 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 an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional 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 given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any information that website visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way no matter if it's 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 as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.