Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the 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 Shared Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with just a few clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through any other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP will be set for the given domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, so any information that site visitors submit on your site will be protected. The SSL shall do the job in the same exact way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing that is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL inside an Internet browser won't open your website.