Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the 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 set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You will be able to use this option with all of our website hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable 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 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any info which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it that way as opposed to typing your domain name within the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the data of your 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 select this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment 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 will encrypt the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.