Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this might not be an issue 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. This is the main 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required information for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any data that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way instead of entering your domain name in the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a website within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the information of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.