Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they enter 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. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting
solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way rather than inputting your domain name
within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans
and the setup takes just 2 mouse clicks in the hosting CP no matter if you purchase an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be protected without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain name. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.