Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that customers 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 Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will 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 web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the key 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow 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 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain name within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any of our semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is extremely easy and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also benefit from our SSL wizard where with merely a few mouse clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be secure and any customer will feel certain that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the proper 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.