Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to secure the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any data they input in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you get it from us or from another seller and regardless of the shared web hosting service which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specially configured server shared IP address, so 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 cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information that the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in an Internet browser, the website shall not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to secure the info of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.