Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely 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, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly 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 mouse clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through email, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel certain that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.