Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that 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 Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting
package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes only 2 clicks inside the hosting Control Panel no matter if you get an SSL from our business or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the info that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without having to spend the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain
. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.