Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web 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 an online store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the moment it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a secure and reliable website without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it is 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 in a browser shall not open your Internet site.