Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info which customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the shared web hosting package that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a web browser, the site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.