Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the info which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits 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 Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from some other dealer and regardless of the shared hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside an Internet browser, the Internet site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to preserve the data of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name 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 data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.