Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the info exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to preserve the data which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they type in in any box on the website will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Usually, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which means the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this might not be a problem for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. This is the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension known as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from our company or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you acquire and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the exact same way, so any data which the visitors submit shall be encoded. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website will not 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 would like to secure the data of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the chance to secure the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.