Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that clients submit on your Internet 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 shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting packages, you can very easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the only difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it is issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages and the setup takes merely 2 clicks within the hosting CP no matter if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or via a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference in the way the certificate operates or encrypts the information that your website visitors submit, so your site shall be protected without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your site in this way rather than entering your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP as opposed to a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without the need for any action on your end.