If you'd like to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation refers to Secure Sockets Layer and this is a protocol used to encrypt any information exchanged between a website and its users as to ensure that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any info, they'll not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it literally impossible to decrypt the actual content, thus if you have a login form of some type or you offer goods and services online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate will be an assurance that the data is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is needed to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter in case you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that doesn't make a big profit, so to save you the funds, our cloud web 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 used for any SSL certificate, regardless if you purchase it from us or from some other dealer and regardless of the cloud web hosting service you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer you. If the latter is picked inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you using 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 could save the funds you will otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP address and the SSL will work in the exact same way, so any info which the visitors submit will be encoded. The sole difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain in a web browser, the website will not appear.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host an Internet site inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you would like to secure the info of your site visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address that has been configured for SSL certificates with several clicks. You can choose this option in the SSL order wizard that you'll find inside the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even pick the certificate to be set up for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. This way everything can be installed for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we give you the opportunity to protect the info of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the web browser address bar.