Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely 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 online presence shall be bigger. While this may 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 is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you can use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the only thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL within a browser shall not open your site.