Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data 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 presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have 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 Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way rather than inputting your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is really easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their data shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.