If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, 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, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the data is protected. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not make a big revenue, so to save you the cash, 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 Website Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you get it from our company or from a different dealer and regardless of the shared website hosting plan you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the site shall not appear.

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 preserve the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.