Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer 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 permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this feature requires no more than 2 additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL will not be impacted in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it in this way rather than entering your domain within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a website in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the information of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.