Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Cloud Website Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud website hosting solutions, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been configured particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a risk-free and reliable site without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes merely two mouse clicks inside the hosting CP irrespective if you get an SSL through our business or from a third-party supplier. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate operates or encodes the information which your site visitors submit, so your website will be protected without spending the extra cash for a dedicated IP. The sole thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your website in this way rather than typing your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.