Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.