Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every cloud web hosting plan which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party company. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything shall be the same. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a secure website without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the information 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 choose this option inside the SSL order wizard that you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.