SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your site and will make it more inviting to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the added expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover 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 that we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the info of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. 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 chance to secure 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 sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.