Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode 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 site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party company. 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 can also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting service. The setup is extremely simple and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with only a few mouse clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any client will feel certain that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.