Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode 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 website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have 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

Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any information that site visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall work in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside a browser will not open your site.