Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the site shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
Any SSL certificate could be employed with our specially set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated server account, you'll be able to use this option with only a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate which you purchase through us or through any other dealer. For the SSLs we offer you are also able to take advantage of an additional function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the moment you approve the SSL, the shared IP address shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate shall be installed without any action required on your end, and thus any data that website visitors submit on your website shall be protected. The SSL will do the job in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the 1 thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP address as a URL within a browser shall not open your Internet site.