Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data that customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the site shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. This is the key reason why we have 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 Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all of our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you buy and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed info for the certificate. The proper functioning of the SSL won't be influenced in any way and any info which visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and protected in the exact same way. The one big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than entering your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the info of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to protect 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 site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.