Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the key 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 Shared Web Hosting
Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting packages, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference will be that if somebody attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Since our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you could have a risk-free and reliable website without spending extra cash for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically configured shared IPs, therefore if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you could use this option with only a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate you obtain through us or through another dealer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of another function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the instant you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain name or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your site will be secure. The SSL will work in the exact same way irrespective if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that inputting the shared IP address as a URL inside an Internet browser shall not open your Internet site.