Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting plans, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. As our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically once it is issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a secure and trustworthy Internet site without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the info of your site visitors, you shall 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 which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer 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 information in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.