Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that is used to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the data that site visitors submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they type in in any box on the website shall be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be installed, which implies the overall cost for your presence online shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online shop that does not generate big income if additional money should be spent. That's the main reason why we have taken advantage of an extension referred to as Server Name Indication (SNI) and we've made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Hosting

Considering that we offer SSL certificates with our shared hosting packages, you can very easily secure your site and use a shared IP address with just several mouse clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you could use it, but if you don't have one and you do not want to pay for such a service, you'll be able to use the shared IP, that has been set up particularly for SSLs. The certificate shall work in the same exact way as if it had a dedicated IP and the sole difference will be that if someone attempts to open the IP address as a URL, they'll not see your website. Due to the fact that our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL shall be set up automatically the instant it is issued, so you shall not have to do anything on your end after you approve it. In this way, you can have a risk-free and trustworthy website without spending extra money for that.

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 preserve the information of your site visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to protect the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the data in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.