Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting services. The setup is really simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected as using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your website.