Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the website will be submitted safely and securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, meaning that the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that does not generate big income 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 Cloud Hosting

Since we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting solutions, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only a few mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, hence if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP address and the one difference will be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your site. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be installed automatically once it's issued, so you shall not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you could have a protected and reliable website without having to spend more money for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to secure the info of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to protect the information 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 website shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the web browser address bar.