Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall 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 shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's 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 Website Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers and the setup takes merely two clicks within the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL through our enterprise or via a third-party provider. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encodes the info that your site visitors submit, so your Internet site will be secure without spending any additional money for a dedicated IP address. The only thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your website, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way as opposed to inputting your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.