Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which customers submit on your website - 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 safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it may 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've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up 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 vendor. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain name
within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages
and the setup takes just a couple of clicks within the hosting CP irrespective if you order an SSL from our business or from a third-party vendor. There will not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encrypts the information which your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.