If you want to protect the info which visitors submit on your Internet site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol used to encode any information exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any information, 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 authentic content, so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the data is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your site. The additional cost may matter in case you manage a small online shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big revenue, 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 Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you acquire it from our company or from a different vendor and regardless of the hosting plan you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you'll come across this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP, so once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money that you'll otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will function in the same exact way, so any data the website visitors submit will be encoded. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the website will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to preserve the data of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of mouse clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard which you shall find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to secure the data of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the info in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your website will not be accessible if you type the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.