Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you get an SSL from our company or from a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to entering your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired through 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 with no need for any action on your end.