SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the data that users submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they acquire products and services online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, which means that an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your Internet site and will make it more inviting to consumers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the funds, you could avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services given that our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any information which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain in a web browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a couple of mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to protect the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.