Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence 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 web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each web hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose 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'll not need to do anything personally. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is incredibly easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.