If you wish to protect the information that visitors submit on your site, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol used to encode any info exchanged between a site and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized individual intercepts any info, they will not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it pretty much impossible to decrypt the real content, and so if you have a login form of some type or you offer services and goods online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate shall be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web shop, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not 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 Website Hosting
A shared IP could be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you buy it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the website hosting plan you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page in your hosting CP where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP, so once you buy 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 have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in a browser, the site will not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to protect the data of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with a couple of mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. This 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 opportunity to protect the information of your Internet site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The sole difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you enter the shared IP address as opposed to the domain/subdomain inside the web browser address bar.