Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online 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 web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've 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 Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any information which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way rather than entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.

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 secure the information of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the given 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 offer you the opportunity to protect the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.