Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any info they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence will be bigger. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big income 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've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name within a web browser, the website will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the data of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.