Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they enter 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. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we have 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 Shared Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting
package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes merely two clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you obtain an SSL from our business or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the data which your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.