Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed information for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way instead of typing your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host an Internet site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to preserve the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.