Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the website will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.