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 using an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your website - 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 shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue 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. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every single shared web hosting package that we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be identical. With this function you could protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the given domain 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 opportunity to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.