Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details 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 shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within a browser, the website will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to preserve the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.