Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we've 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 Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically 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 money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any client will feel assured that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.