If you wish to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting package which we offer and no matter if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party business. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only can you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also choose our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this feature you can protect the information of your clients and have a secure website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP address.

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 visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to protect the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.