Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way rather than entering your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any data that visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL shall work in the exact same way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your Internet site.