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 which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, 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 be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is incredibly basic and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you could pick 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 particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.