Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to preserve the information which clients submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run a web-based store, and so on. Any info they input in any box on the site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment details will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, meaning that the overall cost for your presence online will be higher. While this might not exactly be a problem for a larger firm, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That is 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 install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
You'll be able to use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every hosting solution we offer and no matter if the SSL is bought through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is bought on our end, not only will you be able to select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will do the installation for you within a few seconds and you'll not need to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be the same. With this function you can protect the information of your clients and have a risk-free website without the extra expense for a dedicated IP.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the information of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with several mouse clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we offer you the opportunity to preserve the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the information in any way. The sole main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website shall not accessible if you input the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.