Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not 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 shall do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the Internet site shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

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