Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Shared Web Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if somebody 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 the moment it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will function in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a browser will not open your website.