SSL, which stands short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data that clients submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, hence an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your site and shall make it more attractive to consumers, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you must spend extra money for a dedicated IP address, that's normally 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 better use for the money, you could avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data that the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain in a browser, the website won't display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to preserve the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.