Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we have 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 Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting
packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name
inside the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
and the setup takes merely 2 clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL from our enterprise or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way instead of keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.