Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the main 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 Shared Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared website hosting solution we offer and no matter if the SSL is ordered through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a few seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be the same. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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