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 secure the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. 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 order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the Internet site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any client will feel assured that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.