Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which clients 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 Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've 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 Cloud Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting packages, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with just several clicks. The option will be available during the order process, so if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system comes with an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a protected and reliable Internet site without spending more money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate can be used with our specifically configured shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you could use this option with just a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you acquire through us or through some other retailer. For the SSLs that we offer you could also take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. In this way once you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the specific domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action needed on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your website shall be secure. The SSL shall work in the exact same way no matter if it is set on a shared or a dedicated IP address and the 1 thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP address as a URL within a browser shall not open your Internet site.