Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to entering your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work as you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel assured that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.