Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it in this way rather than typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as 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 encrypt the info in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.