If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info which the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain in a browser, the website won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can select this option inside the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you input the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.