Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The shared IP address option is available with all Linux semi-dedicated services and the setup takes only 2 clicks within the hosting Control Panel no matter if you purchase an SSL through our enterprise or through a third-party supplier. There shall not be any difference in the way the certificate works or encodes the info which your visitors submit, so your website shall be protected without spending the additional cash for a dedicated IP address. The one thing that will be different is that https://the-shared-IP will not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it is highly unlikely that anybody shall ever try to access your website in this way rather than keying in your domain. Additionally we offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs ordered through our company and if you select it and you choose to use a shared IP rather than a dedicated one, our system will set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.