Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue 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
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each website hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a reliable website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus once you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any data that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL in a web browser shall not open your website.