Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than typing your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other vendor with any one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. The setup is very simple and if you get the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only a few clicks you'll be able to choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the selected domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address which is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't need to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site will be protected and any client will feel certain that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the only difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP address cannot be used as a URL to access your Internet site.