Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than inputting your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is incredibly basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.