Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet 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 requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action required on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will function in the same exact way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL in an Internet browser shall not open your site.