Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting package which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your Internet site.