Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we've 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 install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all our web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The sole difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of typing your domain in the browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.