Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the info which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called 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 Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires a maximum of two additional clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL shall not be influenced in any way and any information that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it that way as opposed to inputting your domain name inside the Internet browser URL bar.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a website in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.