Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from some other seller and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the Internet site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to secure the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.