Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info that visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any information they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting plans, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you'll be able to have a protected and reliable Internet site without spending extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can use a shared IP for an SSL bought through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take advantage of our SSL wizard where with merely a few clicks you can choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain or subdomain on the shared IP which is configured to be used for this purpose. This option will save you time and efforts since you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the cash you will save for the IP on a monthly basis. Your site shall be secured and any customer will feel assured that their info shall be protected considering that using a shared IP address doesn't affect the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your site.