Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they enter 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 individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online 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 shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. 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, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only 2 mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel regardless if you get an SSL from our company or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the data your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through 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 the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.