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

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose 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 clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one 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 this way rather than inputting your domain inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any client will feel certain that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning 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.