Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the key 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 Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared hosting package which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP 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 will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any data the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the Internet site won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.