SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encrypts the information that clients submit on an Internet site. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and goods online and they type in their credit card details, the data will be exchanged with the server in an encrypted form, thus an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will heighten the protection of your Internet site and shall make it more inviting to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is typically needed for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the funds, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by taking advantage of our services since our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from us or from a different retailer and regardless of the shared hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall come across 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 that we offer. If the latter is selected within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain inside an Internet browser, the site will not display.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the data of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to preserve the information of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your website won't be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.