Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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'll be able to use this option with all of our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way as opposed to inputting your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is extremely simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.