Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way instead of typing your domain in the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL purchased through us or through any other dealer with any of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is quite easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with just a few clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and efforts considering that you will not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any client will feel certain that their data shall be protected since using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.