Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Cloud Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting packages, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you'll be able to use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Since our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a protected and trustworthy site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is really easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also benefit from our SSL wizard where with simply several clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any customer will feel confident that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address does not affect the adequate performance of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your site.