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 information that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Cloud Website Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our cloud website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If 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 purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL will not be influenced in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The only big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain name within the web browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to secure the information of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can 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 moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.