Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way as opposed to entering your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
The shared IP address option is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans and the setup takes only a couple of mouse clicks inside the hosting Control Panel irrespective if you buy an SSL from our enterprise or through a third-party vendor. There shall not be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the information your site visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending the extra funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access your site in this way instead of keying in your domain name. In addition, we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs acquired via our company and if you select it and you opt to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the instant the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.