Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan
which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name
inside a browser, the site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated plans
. 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 mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secured and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.