Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will 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 an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting package that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is extremely basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.