Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That 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 inside the hosting Control Panel regardless if you buy an SSL from our company or from a third-party provider. There won't be any difference with regards to how the certificate functions or encodes the info your website visitors submit, so your Internet site shall be secure without spending the additional funds for a dedicated IP. The one thing which will be different is that https://the-shared-IP shall not open your Internet site, unlike https://the-dedicated-IP, but it's unlikely that anyone shall ever try to access your website in this way as opposed to entering your domain. We also offer an auto-configuration option for the SSLs obtained via our company and if you select it and you decide to use a shared IP instead of a dedicated one, our system shall set everything up the minute the SSL is approved and issued without any action on your end.