Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have 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 Cloud Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase 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 clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL acquired through us or through any other dealer with any one of our semi-dedicated servers. The setup is incredibly easy and if you obtain the certificate from our company, you could also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with simply several mouse clicks you'll be able to select the SSL to be installed automatically for the particular domain or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this particular purpose. This option will save you time and work as you won't have to do anything after you approve the SSL via email, not mentioning the money you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your Internet site will be protected and any customer will feel confident that their information shall be protected given that using a shared IP address doesn't 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 website.