Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything personally. The one 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 instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated packages and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting CP irrespective if you order an SSL through our business or through a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info which your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend the additional money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.