Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 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. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, so any data that website visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall do the job in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within a browser shall not open your Internet site.