Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, 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 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 Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each shared website hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your clients and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel assured that their data will be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.