Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud website hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a reliable site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely two clicks within the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL through our business or via a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the info which your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than keying in your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.