Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any information they enter in any box on the Internet site shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger business, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called 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 can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you acquire it from our company or from some other retailer and regardless of the website hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page in your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information that the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website will 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 would like to protect the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the minute you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the chance to preserve the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.