Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from another seller and regardless of the cloud website hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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