Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any data they type in in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web 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 shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the site won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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