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 secure the information that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they enter in any box on the website shall 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 needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way instead of entering your domain in the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

You could use a shared IP address for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is very simple and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a couple of mouse clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and work since you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the funds you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secure and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected since using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.