Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem 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 known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting
solutions, you can effortlessly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a secure and trustworthy Internet site without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans
and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our business or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the information that your visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of keying in your domain name
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.