Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from us or from another vendor and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.