Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online 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 Cloud Website Hosting

Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting plans, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only 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 will be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a secure and reliable Internet site without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated service and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you order an SSL through our company or from a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference in terms of how the certificate works or encrypts the info which your site visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without having to spend the extra cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.