Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you will find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the info of your site 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 Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.