Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it this way rather than entering your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the info of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.