Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site will not display.