Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the website hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a browser, the website shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is extremely basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any client will feel assured that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.