Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Hosting
You can use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each cloud hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also choose our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a matter of seconds and you won't have to do anything personally. The sole difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the information in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.