If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encode any data exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and customers submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter in case you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud web 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 could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from a different retailer and regardless of the cloud website hosting package you have on our end. If you get the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also take advantage 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 through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash that you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information that the site visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the website won't show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to secure the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several mouse clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. 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 secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the browser address bar.