Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the same exact way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your website.