Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key 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 Shared Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way rather than inputting your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel 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 offer you the chance to protect the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.