Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the info that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the Internet site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the 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 Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you choose to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you won't need to do anything after you order and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to select a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only two additional clicks after you fill the required data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any information that site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way rather than typing your domain within the Internet browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The only 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 in the Internet browser address bar.