Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting
solutions, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain
or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your site shall be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser won't open your Internet site.