Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and trustworthy site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our company or from a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in the way the certificate works or encrypts the info which your website visitors submit, so your site will be protected without having to spend any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to typing your domain. 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 instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up as soon as the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.