Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every web hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

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 protect the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to preserve the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the information 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 as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.