Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our web hosting plans 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 won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way instead of inputting your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with only a few clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall function in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL in a browser shall not open your site.