Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting
plans, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that 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 attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a risk-free and trustworthy website without having to spend extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you can use this option with only several clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name
or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action expected on your end, so any info that site visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL within a browser shall not open your site.