Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we have 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the hosting package that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the website won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.