Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall 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 shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all of our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details that visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain name within the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the info of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.