Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the information that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each and every website hosting package which we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the info of your 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 within the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.