Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they enter 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. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way instead of typing your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with merely a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall work in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL in a web browser shall not open your website.