Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any content they input 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 individuals. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Shared Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any data which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way rather than typing your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.