Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies 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 store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single cloud hosting solution that we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a risk-free site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other vendor with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans. The setup is incredibly easy and if you acquire the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option shall save you time and efforts considering that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e mail, not mentioning the money you'll save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your website will be protected and any client will feel certain that their info will be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your website.