Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted securely 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 online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary information for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any details which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way as opposed to typing your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated service. The setup is very easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any client will feel certain that their info shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.