Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web 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 online store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting plans, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, hence 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 this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. As our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a secure and reliable Internet site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just several clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any info that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within a browser won't open your website.