Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the 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

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the website won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.