Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the information that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online 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 people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's 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 Hosting

You shall be able to use this option with all our hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The one big difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever attempt to access it that way rather than inputting your domain within the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to secure the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.