Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that clients submit on your website - 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 Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the 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 Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way instead of inputting your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way regardless if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL within a web browser shall not open your site.