Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the website shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service and the setup takes merely 2 mouse clicks in the hosting CP regardless if you purchase an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encrypts the info that your website visitors submit, so your site will be secure without spending the extra money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's quite unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way instead of entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP address rather than a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.