Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information that clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Hosting
A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a browser, the Internet site will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to secure the data of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.