Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting solutions, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with just a few clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this kind of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the same exact 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. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically the moment it is issued, so you will not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a protected and reliable Internet site without having to spend extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to protect the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you type the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.