Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud web hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.