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 using an SSL is to secure the information which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't affect 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 website.