Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Cloud Web Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If 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 obtain 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 function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way instead of inputting your domain inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is incredibly simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a couple of clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be protected and any client will feel confident that their data shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.