If you'd like to protect the information which visitors submit on your Internet site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation is short for Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol employed to encode any data exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The existing level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, and so if you have a login form of some kind or you offer products and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Normally a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, 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 Shared Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single shared hosting plan which we offer and regardless if the SSL is acquired through our company or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only could you pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also pick our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you'll not need to do anything manually. The sole difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site will not appear in the event that you try to open https://the-IP-address instead of https://your-domain-name, but besides that, everything will be the same. With this feature you can protect the data of your customers and have a secure site without the added expense for a dedicated IP address.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to secure the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP that has been configured for SSL certificates with just several clicks. You can choose this option within the SSL order wizard that you shall find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even select the certificate to be installed for the specific domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP as soon as you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the chance to preserve the data of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The one main difference from using a dedicated address is that your site will not be accessible if you input the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain within the browser address bar.