Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every shared website hosting
solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you get an SSL via our business or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the information your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of entering your domain
. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.