Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Shared Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting
plans, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a risk-free and reliable site without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specially set up shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with simply a couple of clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you can also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. That way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain
or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any info that website visitors submit on your website will be secure. The SSL will perform in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a web browser shall not open your Internet site.