Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information 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 web presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any information that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your site.