Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every shared website hosting
solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes just two clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you obtain an SSL from our company or from a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the information which your website visitors submit, so your website will be protected without having to spend the additional cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to entering your domain name
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.