Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your Internet site - 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 Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated plans. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.