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 secure the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within an Internet browser, the site won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the information of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. 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 opportunity to preserve the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.