Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely 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 installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 will be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy 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 feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any client will feel certain that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.