Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the website shall 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, which implies the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info which the site visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the site won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel 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 can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to protect the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.