Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way instead of typing your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within a browser will not open your website.