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 information which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've 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 Shared Hosting
Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a risk-free and reliable website without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes only 2 clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you get an SSL via our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate works or encodes the information which your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending the additional money for a dedicated IP. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than inputting your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs purchased through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.