Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main 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 Shared Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the shared web hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across 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 which we offer you. If the latter is picked 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 obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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