Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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
As we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a protected and trustworthy website without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a few clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a browser shall not open your website.