Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use 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, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the Internet site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name 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 chance to secure the information of your website 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 Internet site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.