Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow 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 details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is quite simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the money you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secured and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance 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 website.