Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem 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. This is the 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each hosting plan we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a few mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel certain that their data will be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.