Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info 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 people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our cloud web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase 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 required information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is really easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you can pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be employed for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts as you will not have to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any client will feel certain that their info shall be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper functioning of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address can't be used as a URL to access your site.