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 secure the data which site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so forth. Any data they enter in any box on the website shall be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with each cloud website hosting solution which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is bought through our company or through a third-party company. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall set it up for you within a matter of seconds and you'll not have to do anything manually. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but other than that, everything will be the same. With this feature you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the info of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you shall find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.