Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL will work in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your website.