Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. 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, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other retailer with any of our semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site will be secure and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected as using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate performance of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.