If you would like to protect the info which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any info the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.