Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall 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 which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way rather than inputting your domain within the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL obtained through us or through any other dealer with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply a couple of clicks you could pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that's configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the proper performance of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your site.