Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Web Hosting

As we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, therefore if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it's issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable website without spending more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the info of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just several mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.