Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is really basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.