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 secure the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the web hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a web browser, the Internet site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.