If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small online store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the Internet site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the info of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard that you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be set up 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 offer you the chance to secure the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.