Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the information that clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any information they input in any box on the site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we've 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 Shared Website Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the money that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the site won't appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to protect the data of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.