Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any info that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way rather than entering your domain in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a couple of mouse clicks you can select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts since you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secure and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your website.