Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, 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. This is the key reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased 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 as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The only difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with merely several clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way as soon as you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action expected on your end, and thus any data that site visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL will work in the exact same way regardless 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 in a browser won't open your Internet site.