SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that customers submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and shall make it more inviting to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that's usually required for the SSL installation. If you run a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you could find far better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically 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'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can 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 info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall 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 enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.