Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting package that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within a web browser will not open your site.