Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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
You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated service. The setup is extremely simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of mouse clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be secured and any client will feel assured that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.