Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is quite easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with just several mouse clicks you could select the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be employed for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any client will feel assured that their information shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your website.