SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which encodes the info which clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they acquire services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, therefore an unauthorized third-party won't be able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the safety of your website and will make it more inviting to clients, but on top of the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more money for a dedicated IP address, which is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the extra expense by making use of our services as our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from another vendor and regardless of the shared web hosting service you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the cash that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The only difference is that if you enter the shared IP instead of your domain inside a web browser, the website will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a site in a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to secure the data of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the particular 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 grant you the chance to secure the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the data in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you input the shared IP address instead of the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.