Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you'll not 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 website shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.