Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every shared hosting solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other retailer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services. The setup is extremely easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option shall save you time and work given that you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not influence the proper performance 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.