Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any information the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you order an SSL through our business or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the info your site visitors submit, so your site will be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.