Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your Internet 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 will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the shared hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.