If you'd like to protect the info which visitors submit on your site, you need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and that is a protocol employed to encode any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person 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 real content, therefore if you have a login form of some sort or you offer products and services online and customers submit credit card details, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the info is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. 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 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 Cloud Web Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from our company or from a different seller and regardless of the cloud web hosting service which you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL shall do the job in the same exact way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a browser, the site will not show up.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you wish to protect the info of your site visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even pick the certificate to be installed for the specific domain 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 offer 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 one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP rather than the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.