If you want to protect the information that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the authentic content, thus if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet 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 income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data the site visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain in a web browser, the site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the data of your site visitors, you will 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'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to protect the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.