Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper 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 Internet site.