SSL, which is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that encodes the data which clients submit on a website. If they type in a username and a password on a login page or they buy services and products online and they enter their credit card information, the data shall be exchanged with the web server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the protection of your website and will make it more appealing to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is normally required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a modest e-commerce portal and your budget is small or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find better use for the capital, you'll be able to avoid the additional expense by making use of our services as our cloud website hosting platform supports SSL certificates not only on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use a shared IP address for an SSL certificate with each website hosting solution which we offer and irrespective if the SSL is ordered through us or through a third-party vendor. If the SSL is purchased on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you can also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system shall do the installation for you within a matter of seconds and you will not need to do anything by hand. The one difference between using a shared IP address and a dedicated one is that your site won't appear in case you try to open https://the-IP-address rather than https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything shall be exactly the same. With this function you can protect the info of your customers and have a secure site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host a site inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company and you would like to preserve the info of your website visitors, you will be able to use a shared IP address which has been configured for SSL certificates with just a couple of clicks. You can pick this option in the SSL order wizard that you will find in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can even select the certificate to be set up for the given domain or subdomain automatically by our system. In this way everything could be set up for you on the shared IP the moment you approve the SSL. With this service we grant you the opportunity to secure the info of your site users at no additional cost and without affecting the way the SSL will encrypt the info in any way. The sole big difference from using a dedicated address is that your site shall not accessible if you type the shared IP as opposed to the domain/subdomain in the Internet browser address bar.