If you'd like to protect the info that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website 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 current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the real content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is secure. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from another retailer and regardless of the hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. 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, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the cash you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the same exact way, so any info that the website visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the Internet site shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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