Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed 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 clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is purchased through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be identical. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.