If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encrypt any info exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any dealer. If you prefer to work with an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you will not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to pick a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only 2 additional clicks after you fill the required info for the certificate. The proper operation of the SSL will not be affected in any way and any data which site visitors submit on your website shall be encrypted and secured in the same exact way. The sole big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// will not open your site, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever attempt to access it in this way instead of inputting your domain inside the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When 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 which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find within the Hepsia hosting CP and you could even choose the certificate to be installed for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the info of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information 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 inside the web browser address bar.