Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not 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 earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 Website Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our website hosting solutions, you can effortlessly secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you can use it, but if you do not have one and you don't want to pay for this type of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a protected and reliable site without having to spend extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a website in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to preserve the information of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain 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 offer you the opportunity to preserve the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.