Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall 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.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you get an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your website visitors submit, so your site shall be secure without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of inputting your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased via our company and if you select it and you decide 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 with no need for any action on your end.