Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the website shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.