Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which visitors submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any content they input in any box on the website shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, 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 might not exactly be a problem for a larger enterprise, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that does not generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You can use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every hosting solution we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is obtained on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a couple of seconds and you won't need to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be identical. With this feature you can protect the info of your clients and have a reliable site without the added expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to secure the information of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The only difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.