If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encrypt any info exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, 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 real content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not make a big profit, so to save you the money, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you acquire it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared hosting plan which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, thus once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the exact same way, so any data that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the website shall not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to protect the info of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you type the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.