Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they type in 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. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Shared Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting packages, you can effortlessly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a risk-free and trustworthy site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is very easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any client will feel certain that their info will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.