Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way rather than typing your domain within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated service. The setup is very basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any client will feel confident that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.