Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the info exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to protect the info that customers submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any information they type in in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your web presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store which does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That is the 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 set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all our cloud hosting plans and with any SSL certificate issued from any vendor. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything will be arrange automatically and you will not need to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to pick a shared IP to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires only 2 additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary data for the certificate. The appropriate functioning of the SSL won't be affected in any way and any info that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and protected in the same exact way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is extremely unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it in this way rather than inputting your domain within the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.