Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each web hosting
plan that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
and the setup takes just two clicks in the hosting CP irrespective if you buy an SSL through our business or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the data that your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain name
. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.