Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than typing your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL via our company or from a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.