Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any info they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Cloud Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every cloud hosting solution which we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party company. 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 may also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall handle the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this 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 info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.