Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income 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 have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only several clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your website. Due to the fact that our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically as soon as it's issued, so you will not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable site without spending extra money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the data of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the given domain name 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 offer you the chance to protect the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.