Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which customers submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as 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 Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single cloud website hosting package which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The one difference between employing a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to secure the info of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.