Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every web hosting solution we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this function you could protect the info of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is extremely simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation 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 Internet site.