Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any information they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, 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. That's the main 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the hosting service
that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any information the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the website shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP option is available with all semi-dedicated servers
and the setup takes just a couple of clicks inside the hosting CP regardless if you order an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There will not be any difference with regards to how the certificate operates or encrypts the data that your website visitors submit, so your Internet site will be protected without having to spend the additional funds for a dedicated IP address. The only thing that'll be different is that https://the-shared-IP won't open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is quite unlikely that anybody will ever try to access your site in this way rather than typing your domain. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the moment the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.