Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Web Hosting

You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single web hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the information of your site 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 address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.