Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any content they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not be a problem for a larger enterprise, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting
You shall be able to use this option with all our shared website hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. When you decide to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you purchase 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 function requires a maximum of 2 additional clicks after you fill the needed data for the certificate. The adequate operation of the SSL shall not be affected in any way and any details that website visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// won't open your website, but it is unlikely that anybody will ever try to access it this way as opposed to entering your domain name inside the browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to protect the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to protect the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the information in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.