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 secure the information which clients submit on your Internet 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 Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with every cloud hosting package we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The only difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything shall be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your clients and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to protect the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.