Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence 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 does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we have 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each and every shared hosting plan we offer and regardless if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to choose the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be exactly the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the info of your customers and have a secure Internet site without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to preserve the info of your site visitors, you shall 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 that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain name 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 grant you the chance to protect the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.