Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, 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 key 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 can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a matter of 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 website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.