SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info that customers submit on an Internet site. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more appealing to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. If you run a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by making use of our services given that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the website hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the website will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the data of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to protect the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.