Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't 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 do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the website shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You could use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a few clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance 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 website.