Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired 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 once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is extremely basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with just a couple of clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts given that you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any customer will feel assured that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.