Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting 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 a web-based store, and so forth. Any info they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as 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 Web Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each web hosting solution that we offer and no matter if the SSL is purchased through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your customers and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer 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 only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.