Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will 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 web store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The sole 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 besides that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you buy an SSL through our business or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate functions or encodes the info your site visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending any additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address as opposed to a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.