Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that customers 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 details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Shared Website Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our shared website hosting solutions, you can easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, therefore if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your site. Due to the fact that our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you'll be able to have a secure and trustworthy site without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the data of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.