Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem 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. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable site without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is incredibly simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website shall be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.