Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel confident that their info will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.