Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any info that visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it that way instead of inputting your domain name within the web browser URL bar.
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 which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to preserve the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.