Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting
Given that we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting
solutions, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically 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 someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a protected and reliable Internet site without having to spend more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you could use this option with just a couple of clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another vendor. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain
or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed with no action needed on your end, and so any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL within an Internet browser shall not open your site.