Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Website Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting
packages, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your Internet site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a protected and trustworthy website without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans
and the setup takes just a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you order an SSL via our company or via a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encodes the data which your visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than keying in your domain name
. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.