Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secure and any client will feel confident that their information shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.