Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info the visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the data of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to protect the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.