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 site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way as opposed to entering your domain name within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site within 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 address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name 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 give you the chance to protect the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.