Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any content they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Typically, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger company, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the website hosting service that you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall do the job in the exact same way, so any data which the site visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within a web browser, the site shall not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to protect the information of your site 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 website will not be accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.