Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain in a browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated service and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL via our business or through a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the data your visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without having to spend any additional funds for a dedicated IP. The sole thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way instead of typing your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.