Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you purchase an SSL through our business or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the data your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than inputting your domain name. Additionally 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 instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.