Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known 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 Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the web hosting plan you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within 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 can save the cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to protect the information of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.