Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting package
which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name
inside a browser, the Internet site will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you obtain through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL will do the job in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a web browser won't open your website.