Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the website won't appear.