Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to use an SSL from our company, everything can be set up automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required details for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any details which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The sole difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way rather than typing your domain name inside the world-wide web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the data of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed 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 chance to preserve the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.