Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the 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 Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info the visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in a web browser, the Internet site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is incredibly easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate operation 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.