Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have 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 Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting
solutions, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
and the setup takes just a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you obtain an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the data your visitors submit, so your website will be secure without having to spend the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain
. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.