Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the website hosting package that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data that the visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a website within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to secure the data of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.