Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means 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 online store which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our shared website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be arrange automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be installed by our system, so using this function requires only two additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only difference from employing a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way rather than typing your domain in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to protect the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the information in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.