Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. 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 data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might 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 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any info which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way instead of typing your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes only two clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or from a third-party provider. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the data your visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way rather than inputting your domain name. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.