Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be secure. The SSL shall work in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser shall not open your Internet site.