Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they input 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. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the data of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to protect the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.