Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting plans, you can effortlessly secure your 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 can 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 set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you shall not have 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 spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the information of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the specific 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 preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.