Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the site will not show up.

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 protect the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant 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 only difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.