Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially 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 can save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any data that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the site shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can use a shared IP for an SSL obtained through us or through any other retailer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is really easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you'll be able to pick the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP that's configured to be employed for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you'll not need to do anything after you approve the SSL via e mail, not mentioning the cash you'll save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your website will be secured and any customer will feel certain that their data will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not affect the proper operation of the certificate and the only real difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.