Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any information that website visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser will not open your website.