Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a web browser, the site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.