SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy goods and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you have to spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is limited or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find far better use for the money, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services given that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from some other vendor and regardless of the hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain in a browser, the Internet site won't show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host an Internet site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the data of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain 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 grant you the opportunity to secure the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.