If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter when you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from some other retailer and regardless of the shared website hosting service which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you shall come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you order and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain within an Internet browser, the site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to secure the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.