Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall 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 higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have 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 Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.