Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the key 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 Web Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting
plans, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it is issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with just a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain
or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that site visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside a web browser will not open your website.