Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the website shall 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 installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single web hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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