SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the information which customers submit on a website. If they input a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and goods online and they input their credit card info, the data will be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the security of your site and shall make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you have to spend more funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally needed for the SSL installation. In case you have a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find much better use for the money, you can avoid the additional expense by making use of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, regardless if you buy it from our company or from another seller and regardless of the cloud hosting package which you have on our end. If you get the SSL from us, you will discover this option on the certificate order page inside your hosting Control Panel where you could also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer. If the latter is chosen within the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you using the specifically configured server shared IP address, therefore once you buy and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You could save the funds you will otherwise have to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any information which the visitors submit will be encrypted. The one difference is that if you input the shared IP instead of your domain name within a browser, the site shall not display.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host a website inside a semi-dedicated hosting account from our company and you'd like to preserve the information of your visitors, you'll be able to use a shared IP which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. You can pick this option within the SSL order wizard which you'll find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you could even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain name or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything can be set up for you on the shared IP the instant you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to preserve the information of your website users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL shall encrypt the data in any way. The one big difference from using a dedicated address is that your Internet site will not be accessible if you enter the shared IP address rather than the domain/subdomain within the Internet browser address bar.