Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, 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 business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another retailer and regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take full 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 via the specifically 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 cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other supplier with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is very easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.