Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it this way rather than entering your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your Internet site shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the exact same way regardless 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 typing the shared IP as a URL in a browser will not open your site.