Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will 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 presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Shared Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting solution which we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a secure Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply several clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an additional 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 given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any information that visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL shall work in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your website.