Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way rather than inputting your domain name within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with merely a few clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. 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 info that visitors submit on your website shall be protected. 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 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your site.