Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, 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. This is the main reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a couple of clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a protected and trustworthy website without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting services and the setup takes merely two clicks in the hosting Control Panel no matter if you order an SSL from our enterprise or from a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending any additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your internet site in this way as opposed to entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.