If you'd like to protect the data that visitors submit on your website, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the actual content, so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the info is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required 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 that doesn't make a big revenue, so to save you the money, our cloud hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you purchase it from us or from some other seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specially configured server shared IP address, so once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any data which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name within a browser, the website won't appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the information of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a few clicks. You can select 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 given domain name 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 chance to protect the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The one difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.