Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol employed to encrypt the information exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the information which site visitors submit on your site - a login page, a payment page if you run an online store, and so on. Any info they type in in any box on the Internet site will be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. In general, an SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address to be set up, which implies the overall cost for your web presence shall be bigger. While this may not be a problem for a larger firm, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store that doesn't generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to install an SSL certificate.
Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting
You will be able to use this option with all of our shared web hosting packages and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you decide to use an SSL from our company, everything can be arrange automatically and you'll not have to do anything after you obtain and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will permit you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this function requires only two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary info for the certificate. The adequate functioning of the SSL won't be impacted in any way and any details that site visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your Internet site, but it is extremely unlikely that anybody will ever seek to access it that way instead of inputting your domain in the web browser URL bar.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the info of your visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with only several clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you shall find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the particular domain or subdomain automatically by our system. That way everything could be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to secure the data of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encode the data in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you type the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.