Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've 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 Website Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way instead of inputting your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only several mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.