Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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

You shall be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the very same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to secure the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you will find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.