Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the website will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is extremely easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.