Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every shared hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall install it for you within a few seconds and you won't have to do anything yourself. The sole difference between employing a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the data of your customers and have a risk-free website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. 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 preserve the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.