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 employing an SSL is to preserve the information which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the site shall 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 web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will handle the installation for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you could protect the info of your customers and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is very basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely several clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper functioning 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 site.