If you wish to protect the data that visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer goods and services online and customers submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the information is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't generate a big income, so to save you the money, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting
You could use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting plan we offer and irrespective if the SSL is obtained through our company or through a third-party business. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only can you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so once you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not have to do anything personally. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your Internet site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this function you'll be able to protect the information of your clients and have a reliable website without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site within a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the information of your visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can pick this option inside the SSL order wizard which you will find within the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.