Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting and the setup takes only two clicks inside the hosting CP no matter if you get an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the information which your site visitors submit, so your website will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The sole thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your internet site in this way rather than inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP address instead of a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.