Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's 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'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The one difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside 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. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.