Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every web hosting package we offer and irrespective if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely 2 clicks in the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the data your visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to keying in your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.