Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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
Since we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the only difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you can also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action required on your end, so any info that visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser will not open your website.