Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from another seller and regardless of the shared web hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the website won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you'll find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to protect the information 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 main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.