Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data that site visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so forth. Any content they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we've taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared web hosting plans, you can easily secure your website and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option will be available during the order procedure, so if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for such a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been set up specifically for SSLs. The certificate will work in the very same way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference shall be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically the moment it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy site without having to spend extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the information of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to preserve the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you input the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.