Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything will be set up automatically and you won't need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will enable you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any data that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the very same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your website, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever try to access it this way instead of typing your domain name in the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to preserve the data of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.