If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Website Hosting

A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different dealer and regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information which the website visitors submit will be encoded. The only difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain name inside a web browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.