Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info 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, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any data which the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website won't display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to secure the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to protect the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.