Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

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

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.