Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop 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 referred to 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans and the setup takes merely a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you purchase an SSL through our business or from a third-party vendor. There won't be any difference in terms of how the certificate functions or encodes the information that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without having to spend the extra funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your website in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs bought through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued with no need for any action on your end.