If you would like to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any data exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the web hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to 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 website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain inside a browser, the website shall not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to protect the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.