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 preserve the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL from our business or via a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the data which your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than entering 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 rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.