If you want to protect the info that visitors submit on your website, you will require an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encrypt any information exchanged between an Internet site and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any information, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The present level of encryption makes it virtually impossible to decrypt the real content, therefore if you have a login form of some kind or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card information, using an SSL certificate shall be an assurance that the info is protected. Usually a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your website. The additional cost may matter if you manage a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity that does not generate a big profit, so to save you the cash, 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 Hosting

A shared IP can be employed for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you get it from us or from another dealer and regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL through us, you'll find this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting CP where you could also take advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option which we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP address, thus once you obtain and approve the SSL, there won't be anything else to do on your end. You can save the funds you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL will do the job in the same exact way, so any information which the website visitors submit shall be encrypted. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name inside a browser, the site will not appear.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a website in a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you'd like to preserve the info of your website visitors, you shall be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just several mouse clicks. You can select this option in the SSL order wizard which you will find in the Hepsia hosting CP and you can even choose the certificate to be installed for the specific domain name 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 grant you the chance to preserve the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encode the information in any way. The only big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site won't be accessible if you enter the shared IP instead of the domain/subdomain inside the Internet browser address bar.