Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. 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 might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also 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 will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any info that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser will not open your Internet site.