Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting solution we offer and no matter if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything yourself. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only several mouse clicks when you install a certificate you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and so any information that website visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall work in the same exact way regardless 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 entering the shared IP as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your site.