Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet 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 individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit 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 required data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way instead of entering your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a browser won't open your website.