Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encode the data exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the data that visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, etc. Any info they enter in any box on the website will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be installed, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online will be bigger. While this might not be an issue for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big earnings if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to 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 Web Hosting
As we offer SSL certificates with our web hosting plans, you can quickly secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with just a couple of mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order procedure, thus if you have a dedicated IP, you'll be able to use it, but if you do not have one and you do not want to pay for this type of a service, you can use the shared IP, which has been configured especially for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference shall be that if someone tries to open the IP address as a URL, they will not see your site. Since our system has an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be installed automatically as soon as it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you could have a risk-free and trustworthy Internet site without having to spend extra money for that.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to protect the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the browser address bar.