Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the 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 Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting solution that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also pick our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not have to do anything manually. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your customers and have a secure website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to preserve the info of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain name 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 opportunity to secure the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.