Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than inputting your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is very simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper operation 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.