Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, 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. That is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to preserve the data of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.