Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have 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 Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain within a web browser, the website will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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