If you would like to protect the information which visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any data exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card details, 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 when you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which doesn't generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud website hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.

Shared SSL IP in Web Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single web hosting plan that we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only could you select the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also choose our auto-configuration option, so as soon as you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will set it up for you within a few 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 site won't appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but aside from that, everything shall be the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a reliable Internet site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the info of your website visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few clicks. You can choose this option inside the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be set up for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be installed 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 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 website shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.