SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encrypts the info that customers submit on a website. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and shall make it more attractive to customers, but in addition to the cost for the SSL, you must spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually needed for the SSL installation. If you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you could avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Website Hosting

A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to protect the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific 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 information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.