If you want to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any info the visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain in a browser, the site will not appear.
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 preserve the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll 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. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to secure the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.