Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that customers submit on your website - 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 site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way instead of entering your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated packages. The setup is very basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secured and any client will feel assured that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.