Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Web Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting packages, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy site without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated services and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our company or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data which your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of 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.