Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies 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 web store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Cloud Web Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud web hosting plans, you can quickly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the sole difference shall be that if anyone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your Internet site. Given that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically the instant it's issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. That way, you can have a protected and reliable website without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the data of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The one 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 web browser address bar.