Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be identical. With this function you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your website.