Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the info that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any info they enter in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known 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 Cloud Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can quickly secure your site and use a shared IP address with only several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this sort of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if anyone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your website. As our system features an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a protected and trustworthy Internet site without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.