Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any customer will feel assured that their info will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.