Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the site shall 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 needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you could also select our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything by hand. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be identical. With this feature you could protect the data of your clients and have a risk-free website without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.