Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that 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 feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.