Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every web hosting
plan which we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The sole 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 rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you can protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you can use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any data that site visitors submit on your Internet site will be protected. The SSL will work in the same exact way regardless if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within a web browser will not open your site.