If you would like to protect the data which visitors submit on your website, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any data, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the information is protected. Typically 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 web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big income, so to save you the cash, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from our company or from some other vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL through us, you shall discover this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen in the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you order and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the same exact way, so any data that the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you enter the shared IP address instead of your domain name in a browser, the website shall not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host an Internet site within a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the data of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with only several mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you will find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to preserve the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the information in any way. The only main difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.