Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared web hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can 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 won't have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your clients and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any customer will feel certain that their info shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.