Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big income 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've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our website hosting
solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase 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 feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way rather than inputting your domain name
in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting
account, you'll be able to use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs which we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the specific domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed with no action needed on your end, and thus any data that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser will not open your site.